Annoyed by the iPhone 5 purple lens flare issue? This case can fix it

Annoyed by the iPhone 5 purple lens flare issue? This case can fix it
Annoyed by the iPhone 5 purple lens flare issue? This case can fix it
Although Apple finds it completely normal, the purple tint present on some photos taken with the iPhone 5 can be pretty annoying. The imperfection appears in the corner of the image whenever a light source is near the edge of the camera's viewfinder. Could there be a cheap and easy way to take care of it?

Photos taken without, and with camHoodie

Photos taken without, and with camHoodie

It seems so as an Illinois-based company called Fotodiox has unveiled a case that is meant to "greatly reduce purple lens flare." camHoodie, as the accessory is called, uses no high-tech to eliminate the problem. Rather, it just shields the camera lens with a rubber ring, which prevents light from entering from certain angles. And judging by the sample photos, camHoodie seems to live up to its maker's claims. 

The accessory is available for $24,95, so anyone who is interested can check it out at its maker's web site (which is currently down for some reason, so be patient). 

source: Fotodiox via CNET

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. wendygarett unregistered

But I want that purple tint... Wish me luck to get this feature :)

2. easymomo

Posts: 91; Member since: Jul 04, 2012



Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Good luck to it....

14. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

u donĀ“t need luck u will get it without luck lol rubber ring for $24,95? made outta gold?

22. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

instead of this i will cover it with condom it also has a rubber

15. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

and i thought iphone should be the best on everything....

21. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

go and get a iPhone 5 this feature is free with it. ha but don't say that iphone has purple haze otherwise iphonearena will block you for 1 week from posting comments.l

27. Connie.Linghus

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

I thought the "Purple rAiN" feature was an hommAge to Prince; coming up on the 30th Anniversary of his hit Album?

28. kellkeezy

Posts: 57; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

@_@ Connie.linghus who are you this is the second post, that I just had to sit back, and think Da Fuq?

3. sethyvball

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

GREAT! More accesories to buy! Not that the iPhone itself is not expensive enough.

12. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Yeah.. what a disaster! A rubber ring for $25?! Better solution: 1. Cut a rubber tube from old tyre in small circular shape 2. Poke a hole in it somehow. You can use heated nails or soldering gun. 3. Use instaglue to paste it around that 'sapphire' embedded in aluminium slab. Voila! We are done :)

16. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

they use "high quality rubber" there.. lol

20. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Or go to a hardware store and buy a rubber o-ring and glue it in place. Will cost only a few cents. Or, better idea, don't buy such a gimmicky problematic device

4. cr8tive007

Posts: 53; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

of course apple thinks it's normal... what a bunch of crap.

25. redsox420

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Its always the users fault. Same thing with the 4 and the "antenna" issue and now with the iphoney 5, maps and purple flare. Whats next?.. The Maps ordeal was also the users fault. They weren't holding the maps properly. Big Fruity never does anything wrong, like the GOP in America, its ALWAYS the users or the public' fault. Big Fruity is a joke of a company. imaxipad mini? LMAO hope its close in size & shape to any other 7 or 7.7 tab (Sammy I'm lQQking right at you) FYI Big Fruity, your iphoneys are NOT for everyone, well except for the small handed & small minded folks who like to be told what their device should look like without being able to customize. Big Fruity controls the users interface & experience. No widgets, only icons & folders? LMAO again.. I have exactly 1, yes UNO, ONE icon visible on my all my panels on my Samsung Infuse and the rest are only widgets. Can you use Go Launcher, ADW or any of the 3 party launchers for the iphoney? Sadly no!! Can you get the Amazon Appstore for the iphoney? Again NO.. You can shop on Amazon, but not on the apps market.. How sad is that! Can you use 3rd party apps on your iphoney? imaxipads? NO NO NO.. Again what a socialist company Big Fruity has become. No choices.

39. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I wanna know the million dollar question: Do we call it an issue or not? A case fixes the issue.....thats not an issue.... In my book...thats called an issue...I dont care how common it is.

5. cr8tive007

Posts: 53; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

they also consider the light leak a feature.... it's also a flashlight!

18. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

fukk them right?

40. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

That was

6. wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

So they bang on about the great design of the iPhone but in order for it not to get all scratched and for the camera to work properly you have to stick a case on it...... does it matter about that metal and glass body now?

7. amirlukmanhisyam

Posts: 44; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

nice every single hardware need add-on that is what a "superb" phone need More Add-ons in order to overcome the "over-features" stuff

9. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Keep them adding ... 24.95(stop-light-ning) , 29.95 (lightning) and more to come.

26. redsox420

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Not to mention that there is a issue now with older istuff not working with the new icables. LOL here comes more cash for Big Fruity and more needless accessories for the fantwinks. When will they learn? NEVER. Brand loyalty is hard to shake in America. We are such sticklers for what we like. A majority stick with the tried and true, yet those of us who once used Big Fruitys products and have since stopped know the headaches they cause. Big Fruitys stuff is overpriced Chinese junk made with Samsung Parts. Without Steve Hand Jobs Big fruity is going to flounder. This latest incarnation of the iphoney is the worst move they could have made. Only enlarging the screen by .5 inches isn't a "game-changer" its a reality check for the eyesheep that maybe its time to look at something better. LG & Samsung are the 2 best makers on the planet today. For me the Note 2 can't be beat for its versatility not to mention the 5.5 inch screen, S-Pen etc.

10. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

iPhone 5, the best smartphone to date. You just need to buy 5 different accessories to make basic functions work properly, it's your fault for not buying them. (:

11. FranksGT

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

To the morons who do the camera comparisons on here. They take 100 pictures with the Iphone and pick the best one, as with the others they just take 1.

13. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Glad to see some entrepreneur took me up on my suggestion. All that is needed is a lens hood, which they seem to be delivering. Pro (and advanced hobby) photographers have used lens hoods for years to cut down on flare.

17. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

When has there been an iphone after 3GS which didnt have problems that had to be solved using accessories like this? the 4 had antenna problems - solution - get a plastic cover and now the five doesnt just need it because it scratches easily but also because of the camera. Premium handsets my foot. all the iphone has been is a source of profit for companies who make iphone covers. completely ruins the feel if the device - rediculous

19. Astro551

Posts: 46; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

yep purple tint s very normal. just like how every other smartphone camera suffers from it /sarcasm (just in CASE)

24. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

meh apple's mistake was rushing their phone out when they could've waited another month till holiday season

29. oying24

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

same old cry android fans..anyways, bashing iphone is really a stupid move i guess.. like what i said,if the iphone had prblem,its not ur business anymore right?bashing iphone cant make ur android better..u might just sound stupid jealous.sorry for my word.. and btw,if somebody bought an iphone,its their money, not better place urself in the right track.. peace ya'll.

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